As many women age they become wiser, even more beautiful, due to earning their self-confidence aura…

…and some don’t!

That’s one of the reasons I decided to start this blog. Has age finally caught up with me, I ponder..?

Let me explain: I never had  a hangover until I hit 30 – then they came with a vengeance! Now at 45, some may say I am the wrong side of 40 and middle aged. Utter rubbish! I’m in pretty good shape (despite my current dodgy back) and don’t look or feel that the big 5-0 is approaching as fast as a Japanese bullet train. I may have more fine lines than I used to, but boy, the fun I’ve had earning those stripes! It’s been one heck of a ride to get here but I am proud of the woman I have spent my life sculpting and yet I still have the motivation and desire to be a better me.

Akin to all the great painters works, I consider myself ‘a work in progress’. I aspire to become ‘the masterpiece’. That stronger, more confident bolder version of me – but just when I think I am close to becoming that woman, she evolves into something more…but then again, I suppose I have over the years too.  And for the most part, it’s been great fun.

Age is just a number, right?

In truth, my age has never entered my head. Honestly, hand on heart. It really has never bothered me. Some women are petrified of getting older but for me it has always been just a number. And not a very important one at that. How I felt was always far more important. But, after being healthy all my life it was so frustrating to have a year of not being in my best health, for one reason or another. I started to feel as if I had aged. Horror! This really shocked me to my core, so now I am on a mission to regain control of my youth, once again.

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First on the hit list: the desire to shift some of the excess weight I have acquired and attempt to boost my health and fitness in the process. Not too much to ask then. I don’t want to be skinny – I want to be strong. I strive to have an inner strength with the body to match! (Although, at the time of writing, with my dodgy back, my body has different ideas!) I have always exercised and been able to lose weight fairly easily by just applying a little effort – until I hit 40. Then no matter what I tried, nothing really worked. Sound familiar? I guess I need to change the way I am doing things…

I could go down the route of spending £££s on potions and treatments – especially as I am a self-confessed product junkie and a Marketers dream:  I always believe the hype (despite having a background in advertising, which means I should know better!) But I want to do it my way: to age dis-gracefully and have plenty of fun in the process whilst looking as utterly fabulous as possible! Who’s on-board with me?

So why write a blog?

Over the years, I have met so many people who have struggled on journeys of their own – be them mentally or physically – and I am sure there are many more people out there. That’s one reason why I have started to write this blog. There’s always something about us we want to improve upon in order to further evolve on our own journey and sometimes all we need is a little bit of inspiration and maybe a few tips…if this strikes a chord with you and you feel inspired by my ‘journey of discovery’, (or just happy to have a laugh at my expense!) then that would be awesome. This blog may be tales of my journey but I hope it can inspire yours.

Stick with me and lets have some fun!




Hi friends, I'm Claire: Wife, Mother of 2 girls and a furbaby, 40+, creative designer, business woman, health conscious and curious minded...

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